Altenew Mighty Kind Stand Alone Dies Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Altenew Mighty Kind Stand Alone Dies Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Welcome to my blog, everyone! If you just came from Lilith Eeckels blog, then you’re on the right track. For the complete details of this hop, you may head to the Altenew Card Blog. You can find the complete release of the October 2021 Mighty Kind release collection here.

I created a number of cards for this wonderful release. Let me know in the comment section which one you like the best.


BE KIND


STEPS:

  1. Create the background using Fine Tulle Stencil with Tumbled Glass, Frayed Burlap and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide inks and Rusty Hinge Spray stain. Spray some areas with water for the inks to react.
  2. Die cut the Simple Shapes Cover Die and adhere on top of the background.
  3. Die cut from vellum the background die and from light blue cardstock the Be Kind die. I die cut this 4 times and adhered them on top of each other for added thickness.
  4. Assembe the card with adhesive.

Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we all can just be kind to one another??? Kindness is being considerate, generous, empathetic and accepting of the difference of others. I think we should remind ourselves, every day, to be kind.


GRATEFUL FOR SMALL THINGS, BIG THINGS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN


STEPS:

  1. Die cut 4 different shades of blue cardstock using the Calming Reflection Cover die.
  2. Adhere the layers from darkest to lightest but slightly shifting a few millimeters so that the lighter cardstrock will be seen.
  3. Stamp the sentiment from the Greatest Blessings Stamp and emboss using Rose Gold embossing powder.
  4. Die cut blue cardstock using the Just Leaves Die.
  5. Assemble the card on gold cardstock with adhesive.

Here’s another quick card to make… all you have to do is die cut the pieces. I love the shine of the gold cardstock against the layers of blue!


STRONGER THAN YESTERDAY


STEPS:

  1. Die cut white cardstock using one of the dies from the Flowing Foliage Die several times and adhere on top of each other for dimension.
  2. Create the background using Distress sprays and water.
  3. Die cut the background using the Mix & Match Frame die. Die cut white cardstock using the largest die from the same set to create the dotted frame.
  4. Arrange the the die cut flowers on the Distressed background.
  5. Stamp and emboss the sentiment from Block Sentiments Stamp on the excess backround using Versamark Ink and Pure White embossing powder. Adhere this on parchment paper.
  6. Assemble the card with foam squares and adhesive.

I love the dies in this set!!! There are so many ways you can use this set. You can also mix them with your floral stamps, too.


YOU ROCK


STEPS:

  1. Create an alcohol inked background using Cotton Candy and Sea Glass Alcohol Inks and isopropyl alcohol on vellum. Add Piñata Brass for shine.
  2. Add splatters using the mentioned inks and plain alcohol.
  3. Cut down to 5.25 ” x 4″ sheets and adhere to white cardstock using double sided adhesive sheets.
  4. Create 3 die cuts using the leaf pattern from the Flowing Foliage Die. Stack 3 on top of each other for more dimension.
  5. Die cut 4 times from white carstock the sentiment using the Way To Go die. For the last layer, use the excess alcohol inked background.
  6. Assemble the card with foam squares and adhesive.

I was inspired by Tiffany Solorio’s alcohol ink process using vellum so I tried it out. She used an Alcohol blending solution while I used isopropyl alcohol. I did not have that much warping maybe because I used thicker vellum. Love all the texture on this card.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY


The process of this card is the same as the previous one. I was able to make 2 cards using 1 background! I will definitely be experimenting more with alcohol inks and vellum. For this card, I used the sentiment from the Essential Sentiments Die set for the sentiment.


GIVEAWAY AND PRIZES


$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 10/25/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/27/2021.

Next up: Maryam Perez. I hope you liked the cards I created for this hop. Let me know which one is your favorite in the comment section below and get a chance to win a prize from Altenew. I hope to see you on Instagram as well @mylittleatticstudio for my latest creations. Stay safe everyone and happy crafting! ❤️

Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Garden Rose Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Garden Rose Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Hello, everyone! Welcome to my blog! If you just came from Reiko Tsuchida, you’re on the right track. For complete information about this hop, visit the Altenew Card Blog. Take a look at this gorgeous kit!

CRAFT YOUR LIFE: GARDEN ROSE

I created a few simple and quick cards to make and one that takes a little more time to color. Here are some examples I made using this kit.


BE YOURSELF


STEPS:

  1. Cover Neenah Solar White Cardstock using Sea Shore Washi tapes leaving a thin space for the paper to show.
  2. Emboss with Garden Rose 3D embossing folder.
  3. Die cut white cardstock using Rounded Rectangle Die. Add Versamark Ink to the edges and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  4. Stamp and emboss the sentiment from the Dainty Swiss Dots Stamp set.
  5. Assemble card using foam squares.

Here’s a CAS card with lots of texture. I love the effect of the 3D embossing folder on washi tape. Sometimes, there will be some tear here and there but that just adds more interest to the card.


HOPE YOUR DAY IS FAB & YOU ARE APPRECIATED


STEPS:

  1. Ink up the top cover of the 3D embossing folder with Caribbean Sky Mixed Media Ink and emboss white cardstock. Do the same using Frosty Pink Mixed Media Ink.
  2. Die cut the center using Halftone Squares Die set. Switch the enters and mat using silver cardstock.
  3. Add a card base. If you do not have colored cardstock, use the Mixed Media inks to color the paper to match your embossed layer.
  4. Assemble the card using foam squares.

This is another quick card to make. I love how intricate the roses are and the white highlights just make it look more 3D.


YOU ARE SO LOVED


STEPS:

  1. Stamp on watercolor paper with Versamark and emboss with Rose Gold Embossing Powder the rose image from the kit . Stamp on masking paper and cut out the image. Mask the stamped image on the paper and stamp the leaves. Create a mask for the leaves then stamp and emboss another rose. Continue to stamp-emboss-mask to create the layered images.
  2. Watercolor the petals and leaves using the following Watercolor brush markers: Purple Wine, Persian Blue, Lagoon and Turquoise. Use the wet on wet technique.
  3. Add a light wash on the outer surface of the flowers and leaves.
  4. Add spatters including black ink.
  5. Die cut the center using Nesting Labels die.
  6. Emboss the sentiment with Pure White embossing powder on black cardstock.
  7. Assemble card.

The stamp masking took a while to do but I love the outcome with all the layering! I also do not normally put the stamped images on the right side of the card… I tend to arrange them on the lower-left corner or the left side of the card. This time, I wanted to try something different. I placed the sentiment on the opposite side of the stamped image for more balance. Let me know if you like this layout. 🙂


PRIZES AND GIVEAWAYS


$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $ 25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 10/18/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/20/2021.

Next up is the amazing Maryam Perez. Thank you so much for dropping by! I would love to hear from you so please leave a comment below and let me know which one is your favorite. For more of my creations, I hope to see you on my IG feed @mylittleatticstudio. Stay safe everyone and happy crafting!

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: African Daisy Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in Total Prizes)

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: African Daisy Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in Total Prizes)

Welcome to my blog, everyone! If you just came from Ishani, then you’re on the right track. For the complete details of this hop, head on to the Altenew Card Blog. Isn’t the Paint-A-Flower: African Daisy Stamp set a beauty?

Here are some examples of cards that I made using this stamp set.


YOU’RE THE SWEETEST



I wish you could see the shimmer and shine on this card becuase of the metallic watercolor! The black cardstock gives a high contrast to the image as well.


HERE FOR YOU


  1. Stamp the image on watercolor paper with Versmark Ink and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  2. Loosely watercolor the imgae using Watercolor Brush Markers.
  3. Mask a frame around the colored image using Post It tape.
  4. Color the exposed background with Distress Ink.
  5. Die cut the sentiment from the Essential Sentiment Strips Die
  6. Remove the Post it Tape and assemble the card with foam squares.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY


  1. Stamp the image in opposite corners using Versamark Ink and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  2. Watercolor the background using Desert Night Watercolor brush marker and lighten some parts with added water.
  3. Add gold and metallic blue splatters using the Metallic Watercolor pan set.
  4. Die cut the sentiment.
  5. Assemble the card.

I love the dramatic contrast of the image with the background. You don’t always have to color the embossed images. By coloring only the background and keeping the images white, the images stand out more.


GIVEAWAY PRIZES


$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 09/27/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 09/29/2021.

Next up is Joylita Dsouza. Don’t forget to leave a comment below to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! You can follow me on IG @mylittleatticstudio for my latest creations. Hope to see you there, too! Stay safe everyone and happy crafting!!!❤️

Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Hello Beautiful Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Hello Beautiful Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Hello, everyone! Welcome to Altenew’s Craft your Life Kit: Hello Beautiful Release and giveaway! Thank you, Maryam Perez, for sending all of you over to my blog. For the complete details of the blog hop, make sure to visit the Altenew Card Blog.

There is nothing like a bouquet of flowers to bring you joy and contentment! Enjoy our Craft Your Life Project Kit, an exciting monthly package that is sure to get the creative juices flowing! Featuring a 6×8 stamp set, coordinating die set, as well as a stencil and embossing folder to fit the theme, this project kit has almost everything you need to start crafting. Just add ink and cardstock, and you’ll be good to go! This kit features a gorgeous stamp set with three beautiful floral clusters. The flowers and leaves were drawn with great care, giving special attention to the folds and curves of the petals. The set includes eight messages great for everyday occasions. The kit also features FIVE coloring stencils which will allow you to color the floral clusters in two coloring layers. Furthermore, there is a matching die for each of the floral clusters and an embossing folder featuring an elaborate version of one of the floral clusters from the stamp set. Pair them together for the best results. Take a look at this beautiful kit!

I created 4 cards using the stamp set and stencils in this release. Let me know which one you like ok?


HELLO


HELLO BEAUTIFUL STAMP AND STENCIL, FANCY HELLO DIE, WILDFLOWER PAPER PACK, GOLD FOIL WASHI TAPE, NATURE’S WONDER AND MARTIAN TERRAIN DYE INKS, PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER
  1. Stamp the floral design using Versamark Ink and emboss with Pure White Embossing powder.
  2. Color the flowers and leaves using the stencil and dye inks.
  3. Add a strip of gold foil washi tape and die cut the word hello. Die cut additional hello 4 times to create a thicker die cut.
  4. Assemble the card.

I love the look of this card! The translucent dye inks allow the patterned paper to show through the flowers and leaves in a subtle way. The stencils make it so easy to color this set.


MAY YOU BE BLESSED…


HELLO BEAUTIFUL STAMP AND DIE SET, SUMMER GARDEN PAPER, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS, CIRCLE QUILT COVER DIE, WATERCOLOR PAPER, CARDSTOCK, VERSAMARK INK
  1. Stamp the image on watercolor paper using Versamark Ink and embossing using Rose Gold embossing powder. Color with Watercolor Brush markers then die cut.
  2. Stamp and emboss the sentiment.
  3. Die cut 5 times the Circle Quilt Cover die and adhere on top of each other with adhesive.
  4. Assemble the card.

Using patterned paper as the background makes this card one step faster. Go through your patterned papers and see what pattern will go with your stamped and painted florals!



THINKING OF YOU

HELLO BEAUTIFUL STAMP AND DIE, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, MIDNIGHT VIOLET, PURPLE WINE, DESERT NIGHT AND EMERALD WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS, DISTRESS OXIDE INKS, WATERCOLOR PAPER, DYLUSIONS WHITE LINEN PAINT, VERSAMARK INK

  1. Stamp and emboss the floral image using Rose Gold embossing powder and color with watercolor brush markers.
  2. Create an ombre background using Distress Oxide inks. Add water and white splatters.
  3. Tear one end and emboss the other 3 edges with Rose gold embossing powder.
  4. Emboss the sentiment on black cardstock.
  5. Assemble the card.

Most of the time, I stamp, emboss and watercolor extra images so that I have extras that I can easily use for another card.


THE BEST FEELING OF HAPPINESS…


HELLO BEAUTIFUL STAMP, SISTERS OF THE HEART SENTIMENT, ROUNDED RECTANGLES DIE, DOTTED SWIRLS DEBOSSING DIE, ROSE GOLD AND PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER, VERSAMARK INK, DISTRESS OXIDE INKS
  1. Create an ombre card front using Distress Ink Oxides.
  2. Use the Dotted Swirls Debossing die to crate a debossed pattern.
  3. Stamp the floral image from the Hello Beautiful Stamp set at the top and bottom of the card front and emboss using Pure White embossing powder.
  4. Die cut the center using the Rounded Rectangles die. Add 4 more rectangles and adhere on top of each other.
  5. Stamp and emboss the sentiment on vellum.
  6. Assemble the card.

I love the look of outline stamps on an ombre background! Adding a few more rounded rectangles gave some dimension to the card.


GIVEAWAYS


$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $ 25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 09/18/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 09/20/2021.

Thank you so much for dropping by! Next up: Michelle Short. Make sure to leave a comment to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! I love hearing from you and appreciate all your wonderful comments. If you haven’t yet, I hope you can follow me on Instagram as well @mylittleatticstudio. Until my next post–be safe everyone and keep on crafting!

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Dendrobium Orchid Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Dendrobium Orchid Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)

Welcome to my blog, my crafty friends! If you just came from my friend, Colleen Balija, then you’re on the right track. For the full blog hop list, please visit the Altenew Card Blog. Take a look at this beautiful Craft-a- Flower: Dendrobium Orchid!!!

Here are two cards that I made using this layering die set.


SENDING HEALING HUGS


CRAFT-A-FLOWER: DENDROBIUM ORCHID, DECK PLANKS 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERS, DOTTED STARBURST DEBOSSING COVER DIE, SENTIMENT STRIPS 2 STAMP, PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS, VERSATILE VASES DIE
  1. Create different watercolor washes of increasing intensity for the different layers of the flowers, stems and leaves.
  2. Die cut the different parts of the orchids, leaves and stems and layer on top of each other with adhesive. Add streaks to mimick veins of petals.
  3. Emboss letterpress paper using the Deck Planks 3D embossing folder and add color and shade using watercolor.
  4. Create a debossed card panel using the Dotted Starbust Debossing cover die.
  5. Stamp and emboss the sentiment on black cardstock.
  6. Assemble the card using foam squares and adhesive.

I love creating floral arrangements so I enjoyed making this card. The embossing folder gave some texture to the vase.


STAY STRONG


CRAFT-A-FLOWER: DENDROBIUM ORCHID, ORGANIC LINEN 3D, SENTIMENT STRIPS 2 STAMP, PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER, GOLDEN WASHI TAPE, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS, VERSATILE VASES DIE
  1. Create different watercolor washes of increasing intensity for the different layers of the flowers, stems and leaves.
  2. Die cut the different parts of the orchids, leaves and stems and layer on top of each other with adhesive. Add streaks to mimick veins of petals.
  3. Emboss letterpress paper using the Deck Planks 3D embossing folder and add color and shade using watercolor.
  4. Emboss teal cardstock using Organic Linen 3D embossing folder.
  5. Add gold washi tape strips to teh border of the embossed panel.
  6. Stamp and emboss sentiment using Pure White Embossing powder.
  7. Assemble the card.

I love how these cards turned out and enjoyed arranging them like there were real flowers.


GIVEAWAY PRIZES


$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 09/13/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 09/15/2021.

NEXT UP: Joylita Dsouza. Thank you so much for dropping by! Let me know which card you like more in the comments section below and get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! Hope you can follow me on IG @mylittleatticstudio for my latest creations. Stay safe everyone and take care! Happy crafting!